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Buko Fruit Health Benefits

October 8, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Coconut or Buko is considered as the tree of life. Every part of the tree from its leaves, trunks to its fruit can be very useful to people. The coconut fruit per se is one of the most important sources of water and food for hydrating and feeding people. Thus, the coconut fruit is one complete meal because it meat that can be used as food and the coconut juice can be used for water. Its meat and water can practically provide the required daily minerals, vitamins, and energy needs of a person. Thus, indeed a coconut tree can help a deserted person survive in a deserted island.

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Herbal Cure for Gastrointestinal Bleeding

September 28, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Gastrointestinal bleeding or the bleeding of the intestines can be caused by ulcers, varices, cancer, medications, polyps and haemorrhoids, among others. The common diagnostic test for this condition is endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Common symptoms included black or green stools, pain in the rectum or anus upon defecating, illness, fatigue, cramping, and feeling of gas and bloating among others.

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DOH Lifestyle Diseases Program

September 19, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Following the steady increase of Filipinos suffering and dying from “lifestyle diseases”, such as diabetes, heart disease, obesity, stress, sleep disorder and addiction among others, the Department of Health (DOH) of the Philippines launched the lifestyle diseases programs to help combat these ailments. Dubbed as “Pilipinas Go4Health“, the program was designed to prevent and control the prevalence of lifestyle diseases which are highly preventable with regular exercise, proper diet, and avoidance from drinking and smoking.

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Diabetes Club Philippines

September 12, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 1

Diabetes is most debilitating disease and most prevalent silent killer in the 21st century. More than 200 million people suffer from diabetes. In the Philippines, diabetes mellitus is fast becoming the leading cause of death among adults and is gradually seeping its way to younger people.

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Herbal Cure to Dissolve Gallstones

September 6, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Gallstones or stones for short are lumps of different chemicals (e.g. cholesterol, calcium, bilirubinate, and calcium carbonate, etc.) that solidified or hardened in the gallbladder or bile duct that causes inflammation and pain in the liver or pancreas when the gall used for digestion is blocked. The size of the gallstones can be as small as a grain of sand to as large as a golf ball.

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Philippine Diabetes Association

August 30, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

The Philippine Diabetes Association (PDA) is the prime mover of excellent diabetes care and prevention in the Philippines. Founded in 1958 by a group of internists and physicians who share the common passion to the care, protection and recuperation of the diabetic people, the Philippine Diabetes Association was conceptualized as a non profit and nongovernmental organization that will serve as the umbrella organization to unify all interests and entities in the Philippines related to diabetes. Thus, the organization will integrate all efforts from research, management to care of diabetes for a more holistic and synergized effort in fighting the disease. The organization has a twofold mission of improving the life of diabetic Filipinos and for preventing if not eliminating all together the occurrence of diabetes so that there will be less people to suffer from diabetes.

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Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Philippines

August 28, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 2

Juvenile Diabetes Foundation is a non profit nongovernmental organization designed to help improve the lives of young children with diabetes, manage their condition and ensure that they live regular and product lives. It is the ardent belief of the organization that diabetes should be obstacle for people to achieve their dreams and goals. Juvenile Diabetes Foundation Philippines was established precisely to ensure that children with diabetes reach their dreams and goals. In lieu of which the organization is equally committed to help find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of medical and health research.

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Tahong Nutrition Facts

August 22, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Tahong or mussel is the customary term to refer to bivalvia mollusca, which is common and widely available seafood for Filipinos. Because of its versatility, tahong is used many different dishes and cuisines. It is commonly served roasted during picnics or boiled. It is also added as ingredient in sea food versions of many menus.

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Healthy Merienda for Diabetics

August 9, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy| Healthy Recipes 0

Food intake is a critical strategy in managing diabetes and eating small snacks frequently in between meals is one way to curb ones appetite and avoid eating heavy dinner especially during lunch and supper. For diabetics, it is important to avoid sugary foods for snacks or merienda. Thus, in eating snacks, it is important to eat anything that is sugar free whether is juice, ordinary mammon, cake, brownies, ensaymada or mousse cake. A choice of different sugarfree snacks can be bought from Goldilocks in most of its branches.

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Fiber Rich Foods in the Philippines

August 6, 2020 Category :Healthy Advocacy 0

Whenever diet is talked about, fiber or dietary fiber is almost always included in the diet plan. What exactly is fiber? Fiber or roughage is a nutrient which is primarily functions for the proper digestion of food or the digestive tract. Fiber deficiency can lead to constipation (hard bower movement), hemorrhoids (excess skin in the anus), and high cholesterol and blood sugar levels. Excessive fiber on the other hand can lead to diarrhea (loose bowel movement), and dehydration. Hence fiber should also be taken in moderation and supplemented with drinking more water. Fiber is especially common in the diet of people trying to lose weight because fiber basically help a person feel full thereby hindering the appetite to eat more. Following are the top food which is high in fiber in the Philippines.

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